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English definition of “polio”

polio

noun [U]  /ˈpoʊ·liˌoʊ/ (medical poliomyelitis,  /ˌpoʊ·li·oʊˌmɑɪ·əˈlɑɪ·t̬ɪs/) us  
a serious, infectious disease of the nerves of the spine (= row of bones in the back) that can cause temporary or permanent paralysis (= inability to move the body)
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